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Savory Yogurt Bliss Rice

A Refreshing Take on Traditional Indian Curd Rice

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Savory Yogurt Bliss Rice

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 5 minutesCook time: 20 minutesRest time: 45 minutesTotal time:1 hour 10 minutesServings:4 servingsCalories:300 kcal Best Season:Suitable throughout the year


Discover the comforting flavors of this refreshing and simple rice dish, where creamy yogurt meets aromatic spices and a touch of tangy lemon. Perfect for a light lunch or as a side, this Savory Yogurt Bliss Rice is a delightful twist on the classic Indian curd rice, offering a satisfying blend of taste and tradition.



  1. In a pot, combine the uncooked rice and a measured amount of water. Set the pot over a high flame and bring the contents to a rolling boil. Once boiling, lower the flame to a gentle simmer, secure the lid on the pot, and let the rice cook undisturbed until it becomes soft and the water is fully absorbed, which should take between 20 to 25 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, warm up some clarified butter in a small frying pan over a moderate flame. Toss in a fragmented dried red chile and let it sizzle briefly, releasing its aroma, which should take no more than half a minute. Next, sprinkle in some black mustard seeds and wait for them to crackle and pop, a process that should also take roughly half a minute. Take the pan off the heat promptly and blend in a pinch of turmeric, a few curry leaves, and a hint of asafoetida powder to complete the spice mixture.
  3. In a sizable mixing bowl, vigorously combine milk and yogurt with the prepared spiced clarified butter until the mixture achieves a uniform consistency. Carefully fold the cooked rice into this creamy blend, ensuring each grain is coated evenly. Add salt according to your taste preference. Allow the mixture to reach room temperature before you consider it ready to serve.


  • – For a vegan version, use dairy-free yogurt and substitute milk with a plant-based alternative.
    – Adjust the level of spiciness by increasing or reducing the number of dried red chile peppers.
    – The resting time is crucial for the flavors to meld together, so don’t skip it!
Keywords:Yogurt Rice, Curd Rice, Indian Cuisine, Vegetarian, Comfort Food, Easy Recipe
Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 271
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 13mg5%
Sodium 76mg4%
Potassium 251mg8%
Total Carbohydrate 48g16%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 8g16%

Vitamin C 2 mg
Calcium 161 mg
Iron 1 mg

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Can I use brown rice instead of white rice?

Yes, brown rice can be used but it will alter the texture and cooking time may be longer.

How long can I store the yogurt rice?

Yogurt rice can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Ensure it is in a covered container.

Is it necessary to use curry leaves?

Curry leaves add a distinct flavor, but if they are unavailable, you can omit them or use bay leaves as a subtle alternative.

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    05/19/2024 07:35 am GMT

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